SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
The Guild of Newspaper Editors Sierra Leone (GoE-SL) has commended the executive and general membership of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) for their lead role in sensitising the general public in the national fight against the deadly Ebola viral disease.
“The Guild of Newspaper Editors views the stance taken by SLAJ in mobilising both the print and electronic media in this great fight as a laudable venture and resolves to stand by the association in this patriotic pursuit,” said the association’s chairman, Donald Theo Harding, in a statement last Friday.
“We wish to thank all journalists and media houses, especially media owners who have also thrown their support behind SLAJ in the sacrifice of airtime and paper space during the fight.”
The Guild called on the government, the international community, civil society organisations and other well-wishers to continue to create an enabling atmosphere for journalists to perform their sacred duty of informing and educating the public about the deadly virus.